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Issue Brief: Covid-19 Vaccinations in Southwest Florida

May 11, 2021  / RERI Research Team  / Tags: Reports, Issue Brief

Issue Brief: Covid-19 Vaccinations in Southwest Florida

Distribution of Covid-19 vaccinations in the state of Florida began on December 14, 2020. Since then, over 9.2 million people have been inoculated in the state and over 650,000 in Southwest Florida, defined as Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties.

In this Issue Brief, we take a closer look at vaccination trends by demographics in the region and across its counties compared to the state level trends.

Main findings from the Issue Brief include:

  • The percentage of 16 to 24 year olds and 25 to 64 year olds vaccinated in Southwest Florida was below the state, while the proportion of 65 years and over vaccinated was above the state.
  • In all counties, the white population had a higher vaccination rate than the black population. The difference in rates (white-to-black ratio) varies from 1.62 in Hendry to 3.27 in Collier, with a mean of 2.46 and median of 2.65 (Glades).
  • In all counties, with exception of Glades, the share of women who were vaccinated was higher than the share of vaccinated men.
  • The Hispanic population share vaccinated in all five counties was below the state level, while for non-Hispanic this was only true for Glades and Hendry counties.

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Issue Brief: Covid-19 Vaccinations in Southwest Florida

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